I have been awarded a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England for my project, Tide Line Thames. Tide Line Thames takes as its subject matter the shifting riverscape and its architectural structures -- embankments, piers and river stairs -- between the Thames' high and low tide lines. The work also will incorporate river-related historical materials from London archives.
I will create two installations which will be exhibited as part of London's Totally Thames Festivals in successive years. The first exhibition of paintings, photographs and large-scale digital scrolls will be in The Gallery at Thames-Side Studios, in September 2016. A second installation in September 2017 will be in the subterranean cylindrical space of the Thames Tunnel Shaft of the Brunel Museum, and will involve projected imagery.
As part of my research, I have been taking photographs of the river and its embankments, both from the shore and from MBNA Thames Clippers, who are supporting this project. Tide Line Thames also has received support from Global Art Supplies, Great Art, Thames-Side Print Studio and Thames-Side Studios. Here are some photos taken from the Greenwich foreshore: